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post #2521 of 3173
Thanks for the info, but I believe I will still reinstall Windows, if even just to cover my bases on fixing my Far Cry 3 issues.

Lol, my Extreme3 must know my Extreme6 is on the way or something (be here Monday), because today it had the start up issue where it wouldn't fully load Windows/Devices. Then after forcing it to power off through Ctrl Alt Del, it had the Shut Down issue where even after 30 mins of a black screen and peripherals powered off the computer hardware components were all still powered on and running. I ended up having to force the computer to shut down by holding the power button.

Can't wait to get the Extreme6 here! I've always heard that Broadcom has a much better NIC than the Realtek on my Extreme3. Is there any actual noticeable differences between the speeds of the controllers or is that just in terms of the quality of the controller?
post #2522 of 3173
I will be putting an Extreme4 in a new build tomorrow and would like to know if the ASRock website for that specific model lists all of the most recent drivers that I will be needing. I'm not used to such a structured and accessible mainboard manufacturer's website.

Can I omit drivers like Intel Rapid Start/Intel Smart Connect/SATA RAID Driver or would you recommend installing them without any intention of me using RAID for example?

Thanks!
post #2523 of 3173
I skipped installing all of those since I had no intention of using them. If you do install stuff like the RAID Driver it will just slow down your boot up time.
post #2524 of 3173
Hello all.

I just bought the Asrock Fatal1ty z77 performance Series board, I got it because It will match nicely with my Areocool Strike Air case, and I only intend to use 1 Graphics card maybe the Asus 7850 / 7870 Red or an Msi Gtx660 oc. " suggestions go here "

I could not find a reviews on this board to save my life, I'm guessing because it contains the word performance in the name - I know_ Bad Consumer buying a board without a review. Hey it was on sale at Newegg & goes with my case. " Flaming me for getting this board goes here "

So does any one know anything about this Mobo that I should be aware of - Tips & Tricks maybe..?

I would like to overclock an i5 3570k to a nice stable number.. ? " suggestions go here " .

The main intention of this build is building a custom hI-tech multi monitor / Tv desk station with good Audio, think messey matrix style " ill do the best I can anyway " For Movies and gaming...! - I recently became single so I need to spend some doh on something worth while.. smile.gif and keep myself entertained.

For audio I was thinking either the, Bose Companion 5, Logitech 906 5.1 or the Corsair Series SP2500.. " suggestions go here ".

Im currently playing FC3 but my system will be lacking with the up & Coming Crysis 3. I also just recently for Xmas built an Msi z77 Mpower gaming Rig for my kid with all the Bells & whistles so yes I'm on a bit of a budget here..! say 250..00 for the desk building supplys, 1200.00 for pc . 300.00 for audio. 600.00 for monitors X4. 200.00 for Tv X1.

Everything will be contained rack style with the desk, 1 Printers, 2 Pc's, Tivo, Audio, Ups, External Backup Drive and all - Should be Fun..!

All ideas and suggestions are welcome excluding find a new wife..! I can throw more doh at this project later, just need to get ready for Crisis 3 Now.

Currently I am looking into memory for this board - thinking 8-16 Gig 4x4 or 2X4 config, DDR3 1600 CL 9 / 8, would there be a reason to go with DDR 1800+ for this build..?

Thanks In Advance...
Edited by iberogue - 1/19/13 at 10:50pm
post #2525 of 3173
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Originally Posted by iberogue View Post

Hello all.

I just bought the Asrock Fatal1ty z77 performance Series board, I got it because It will match nicely with my Areocool Strike Air case, and I only intend to use 1 Graphics card maybe the Asus 7850 / 7870 Red or an Msi Gtx660 oc. " suggestions go here "

I could not find a reviews on this board to save my life, I'm guessing because it contains the word performance in the name - I know_ Bad Consumer buying a board without a review. Hey it was on sale at Newegg & goes with my case. " Flaming me for getting this board goes here "

So does any one know anything about this Mobo that I should be aware of - Tips & Tricks maybe..?

I would like to overclock an i5 3570k to a nice stable number.. ? " suggestions go here " .

The main intention of this build is building a custom hI-tech multi monitor / Tv desk station with good Audio, think messey matrix style " ill do the best I can anyway " For Movies and gaming...! - I recently became single so I need to spend some doh on something worth while.. smile.gif and keep myself entertained.

For audio I was thinking either the, Bose Companion 5, Logitech 906 5.1 or the Corsair Series SP2500.. " suggestions go here ".

Im currently playing FC3 but my system will be lacking with the up & Coming Crysis 3. I also just recently for Xmas built an Msi z77 Mpower gaming Rig for my kid with all the Bells & whistles so yes I'm on a bit of a budget here..! say 250..00 for the desk building supplys, 1200.00 for pc . 300.00 for audio. 600.00 for monitors X4. 200.00 for Tv X1.

Everything will be contained rack style with the desk, 1 Printers, 2 Pc's, Tivo, Audio, Ups, External Backup Drive and all - Should be Fun..!

All ideas and suggestions are welcome excluding find a new wife..! I can throw more doh at this project later, just need to get ready for Crisis 3 Now.

Currently I am looking into memory for this board - thinking 8-16 Gig 4x4 or 2X4 config, DDR3 1600 CL 9 / 8, would there be a reason to go with DDR 1800+ for this build..?

Thanks In Advance...

I bought the I5-3570k, and this ram:

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GAR

Low profile, and works good and 16gb future proof. Put on a cheap Hyper 212 Plus, though I'm not overclocking.

Funny you have to come the the Z77 Extreme thread to get some ideas...lol. It's ok.

You seem to be putting plenty of money into your new system, to me. I went from a dead Q9550/775 system to this for about $430.
post #2526 of 3173
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Originally Posted by dekruyter View Post


G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GAR

Low profile, and works good and 16gb future proof. Put on a cheap Hyper 212 Plus, though I'm not overclocking.

Nice looking memory..!

On the fatal1ty performance board, I believe I read somewhere that there's an issue / bug using 8Gig sticks. Is there a performance loss using 4 sticks of 4 Gig memory, or is it better to use 2 sticks of 8 Gig because its a duel channel board,

What about the Cas Latency ? should I be shooting for a lower 7 or 8 ..? is it worth the extra bucks.

Since my case is open air i was thinking of getting sticks that light up smile.gif
post #2527 of 3173
Faster memory does provides gains up to 2133mhz, anything past that is pretty much fruitless.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill

post #2528 of 3173
With memory on ivy bridge, high MHZ is more important than Latency.
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I just got the i7 3770K, was on sale at Micro center for 229.00 - Sisters coming to town so shes picking it up for me. What i want to know is why are the rest of the online retailers charging 100.00 more..!
all of the mainstream retailers charge around 300.00+ for it, and the i5 3570K is around 220.00 so I couldn't pass it up.

K so now - looking at memory for a sec, I read a lot of the info on the anandtech website, in the old days " ya Im old " it was always best to buy the largest single stick of memory, that was till duel channel came out and then you bought matched pairs of memory. Whats the story today..?

In all the test shown on the anandtech website they used or showed 4 sticks, I like the looks of all four slots being filled, is there a draw back though..?
I believe ill be going with 16 Gigz as stated earlier by Dekruyter..! future proof is a good idea and maybe ill do some video editing.

Oh ya for ****s and giggles Im adding a car stereo to the custom desk build, it will match other components.



Thanks for any info - much appreciated.

Edit: after reading the entire anandtech Mem-test - for the dollar the DDR 1866 Mem sounds like its the way I should go.. I have never Oc memory, the Fatal1ty board says up too DDR 1600 without over clocking - What will I need to do to use the DDR 1866 memory ...?
Edited by iberogue - 1/21/13 at 1:04am
post #2530 of 3173
Getting 1866 is fine...the memory will have a built in XMP setting, so you won't have to do anything. Motherboard compatibility is always a risk, albiet, a low one w/ good memory. Or set it manually, as you suggest. 1600 is just the "default" speed set by the processor/chipset. Get some sticks w/ good reviews and good compatibility...G.Skill, Kingston, etc.
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